blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottled, thanks to the blackswan, amber colored pour with vanilla, wine and figs, thin plastic body hurts it
Drake (8503) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear copper color with a fizzy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of grainy, caramel malts, nutty notes and metallic hops. The taste is bitter hops, caramel, honey, tea and nutty notes. Medium bodied. Decent.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2012
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Amber color, initially a large head that fades to almost flat. Nose of hops and rye bread. It starts off syrupy, then goes to some hopping, then a very weird grain finish...maybe that's the brown rice. Not bad at first, but gets harder and harder to drink as the glass works its way down.
patrick767 (3570) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle - Pours mostly clear caramel colored with a small, lingering head and some lacing. It has a very mild aroma, sugary with a touch of caramel. The flavor has moderate hops bitterness, caramel, and sugar. Itís big weakness is the body. Quite lacking. It would have been worse without some good hops, but itís still not all that good.
Sledutah (4666) - Utah, USA - SEP 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from the state store
Appearance: Pours clear dark amber with a small off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Floral, woody and herbal
Taste: Malty, caramel with a bitter herbal finish
Yea, I knew it when I went it.
jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Bitter malty flavor with a lingering bitter off putting finish.
marcus (6438) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours copper with a modest off-white head and a light floral aroma. There is a smoky caramel malt flavor with a dry finish. This one actually has some flavor to it.
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
(12oz bottle thanks to blackswan) clear amber,ring of fine bubbles. Nose of plastic, tar, mosquito spray, hospital gown, nasty. Taste of chemicals, alcohol, this is nasty, Gross.
DrnkMcDermott (2793) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle for review from Louis Glunz. It has a good, coppery pale ale color. The head is more bubbly and fizzy than most beers, which Iíll put up to its "grain" bill and vegan fining. I really cannot agree with anyone else that the smell is bad. It has some hops to it, which can make up for a lot of other faults. There is the slight sourness that I have found in other gluten-free beers, which becomes more pronounced as the glass warms up. Still there are hops putting up a front. The beerís website mentions on citrusy hops, so that may be contributing to the slightly cidery sourness. Since Iím supposed to be watching a different condition, blood sugar, itís interesting to see the standard ingredient label which shows this has no carbs from sugar (I know, the carbs from alcohol can be just as much a problem), But I do think I could manage with this if I had to (boy, is that damning with faint praise).
Tybalt (206) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2012
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells actually like a fairly normal beer...pale malt and yeast. Flavor is severely diminished, however. There is some decent pale flavor, but then a sort of apple cider vinegar taste. Give had some tremendous gluten free bread, chocolate, cookies, etc.....not sure if I'll find a beer (especially because I think I'm done looking).